Category Archives: Cognos Express

Transfering Data between TM1 Servers using ODBO (i.e. Without CSV’s)

This blog shows the steps needed to establish an ODBO connection in order to  transfer data between 2 cubes in different server instances.

How to Import the New Visualisation Charts into IBM Cognos BI

The new visualisation engine from IBM (RAVE) looks amazing and within this article we will show you how to access the charts and use them within report studio. Note that they can be used in traditional reporting and active reports. First step is to go to Analytics Zone. This is an IBM site where you can download all the new visualisation charts, plus Cognos Insight, demos and much more.

TM1 Tutorials remodelled with added analytics

I’m pleased to announce that TM1 Tutorials.com has had a complete rebuild and today we have launched the new site, just in time for IBM Information On Demand (IOD). Please head on over to the new and improved TM1 Tutorials.com and see for yourself what all the fuss is about! You can also track our progress at IOD by following @TM1Tutorials on twitter. The new TM1 Tutorials website is now … Continue Reading

IBM Cognos Express 10.2.1 What’s new

IBM Cognos Express 10.2.1 is out. Here is a list of what is new: 1. The first notable change is that Cognos Express is on the same version with Cognos Enterprise. This means that integrated under the hood you will find: Cognos BI version 10.2.1.1, TM1 version 10.2 and Cognos insight 10.2.1. This also means all the bug fixes and improvements and new features introduced in the enterprise platforms are … Continue Reading

TM1 Consultation – Ben Hill

When I started this site’s predecessor, TM1Tutorials.com, as a freelancer I was happy to cater to the need for non biased technical resources which solve real world problems. Back in Jul 2012 I joined Infocube as Director and Principal Consultant with the intention of creating something bigger than myself. I’m happy to say that now we are a team of over 10 expert consultants and we are growing quickly. So… … Continue Reading

Triggering TI Processes from TM1 Application Workflow

How to trigger a TM1 Turbo Integrator process after a workflow state has been changed in a TM1 Contributor Application.

Managing Applications from Command Line

Managing TM1 Applications from a command line, or via a Windows batch file. In other words using the TM1 windows based utility “app_maintenance.bat” to execute TM1 processes from Windows.

Generating a Time Dimension in Performance Modeller

Almost all TM1/Cognos Express applications will require a time dimension, and creating a time dimension has never been easier, with Time Dimension Tool provided in performance modeller. Here are a few simple steps:

Linking Cubes with Performance Modeler

Performance modeller makes moving/linking data between cubes (and within cube) with ease, and it also makes it easier to track and update as each link is saved separately. For those who have experience with Cognos Enterprise Planning, this will make you feel right at home. Here is a simple example on how to create a link: Start up performance modeller, log onto IBM TM1/CX Planner Applications (http://<server host>:9300/pmpsvc) and click … Continue Reading

Adding a dimension to an existing cube

Business requirements for reporting and planning are likely to change over time, and in some cases, changes can happen quite regularly and rapidly.  So, the cube structures that was implemented initially will likely need changing, such as adding a new dimension to existing cubes for enhanced analysis and/or planning. In the past, adding a dimension to an existing cube directly would not be possible.  Unless creating a new cube with … Continue Reading

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